Top Economist Daycare Researcher Advising Prime Minister May Counter Daycare Lobby Disinformation

UBC economics professor,  Dr Kevin Milligan is now a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office until the end of 2020 on the economic recovery from COVID.June 15, 2020 - blog post by UBC economist Kevin Milligan  -…

Daycare Lobby Pushes For More Money Using COVID Recovery as Pretext to Fund Doomed Industry

Daycare has always caused serious infection risks for children and their families according to the peer reviewed research. Now COVID-19 causes fear in parents and staff, dramatically reducing attendance as well as labour supply. Governments have established 'safety' protocols for…

CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos – “Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis”

June 24, 2020 - CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos - by Ken Boessenkool organizer with Liberal and Conservative parties and Jennifer Robson Carlton University professor and policy advisor - "Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis"https://www.cdhowe.org/intelligence-memos/boessenkool-robson-%E2%80%93-thoughts-forestalling-coming-childcare-crisis Or see PDF here…

“National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery”, says Martha Friendly

June 19, 2020 - CBC  radio The Sunday Edition - interview with a top daycare lobbyist - "National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery", says Martha Friendly: We don't know what the fall out will be…

Senate Committee Hears from Daycare Lobby but not Parents

The Senate Standing Committee on Science, Social Affairs and Technology has heard from the daycare lobby at length but not from parents representing parents. Kids First requested to present to the Committee in June 2007 and received no response. We…

From pensions for “stay at home mums” to beer and popcorn: How the Liberal party reversed its policy on children and families

The Liberals have done a complete reversal of their position on children's care. In 1999, the Liberal government issued a report with a set of principles to guide child and family policy that makes the Conservative party $1,200 plan look…

Washing their Hands of Responsibility—Keeping Daycare Centres Clean: The Impossible Dream?

Can mere mortals maintain even the draconian hand-washing regime required of daycare staff (and babies and children) to prevent spread of disease WHILE ALSO providing sensitive responsive care to a group of up to 25+ children? Try this at Home…

UBC’s funding of HELP and daycare lobby: Clyde Hertzman over $212,000 from UBC alone (broken link)

UBC compensation = expenses to leading all-day Kindergarten and daycare promoters*Clyde Hertzman—Executive Director of HELP, also works for the World BankHERTZMAN CLYDE$212,497 + $15,163 expenses*Paul Kershaw—#2 at HELP, leading media promoter of all day Kindergarten until Aug 2010 when he…

Inadequate Daycare Quality (broken link)

2008 Canadian Paediatric Society position statement - Health implications of children in child care centres Part A: Canadian trends in child care, behaviour and developmental outcomes (broken link) The report states a 1998 questionnaire study of 325 Canadian daycare centres…